Freshman has her head in the game
Emily Fellows is in her rookie year at Linfield and is rapidly making a name for herself on the women’s soccer team.
She has earned the Northwest Conference Women’s Soccer Student-Athlete of the Week for the third time this year.
“I feel really good about all the success we have been having this season,” Fellows said. “It shows how we have prepared ourselves up to this point.”
The women’s soccer team stands in third place in the Northwest Conference after the
women defeated Willamette University on Bearcat turf Oct. 13. The Wildcats won 4-0, and Fellows scored two of the goals, which brought her 17-goal record up to 19.
She comes from Jesuit High School in Beaverton, Ore., where she earned varsity letters in soccer all four years there. While at Jesuit, Fellows was a two-time second team all-metro league selection, and she was on the first team all-metro league honors. She also earned second team all-state honors.
Fellows played for the Lake Oswego Soccer Club on the Dynasty throughout the off-season in high school.
“I have basically been playing my entire life,” Fellows said. “I can’t even remember a time when I wasn’t playing.”
She has earned the starting position as a freshman.
She said she began playing club soccer when she was 10 years old. She started at defense, but then she moved up to the midfield. Since seventh grade, she has been in the forward position.
“I have learned a lot about the game and other aspects of playing [since being at Linfield],” she said.
“The next three years, I just hope that we can become more successful each year and hopefully make it to playoffs,” she said about her ambitions for the team in the future.
For someone who has the game all figured out, she has yet to decide on a major.
“I am deciding between athletic training or education,” Fellows said.
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